Specialty: Gastroenterology

Grading: Specialist / Consultant

Number of positions: 1

Job Hours: 40

Required qualifications: To be eligible for this position you must either hold vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand, be eligible for locum tenens or VOC3 registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand ( for further information).  

Our Gastroenterology team at Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua is looking for a Gastroenterologist to cover extended leave – commencing as soon as possible. We can be flexible and happy to discuss what this position could look like either locum, short- or long-term fixed term options available!

The Gastroenterology Department at Palmerston North Hospital, New Zealand, serves the university town of Palmerston North, and the Manawatu district.  We provide quality outpatient gastroscopy and colonoscopy, ERCP, liver elastography, outpatient clinical care, inpatient gastroenterology care and bowel cancer screening services to the 180,000 people in our district.  We are affiliated to the University of Otago, have a training gastroenterology registrar in our department, and have a research relationship with Massey University.  This environment provides excellent opportunity for both teaching and research.

This position is based at Palmerston North Hospital, a 350-bed hospital in the city of Palmerston North, Manawatu, a city in the Lower North Island of New Zealand. Palmerston North Hospital is a secondary hospital and offers most medical and surgical specialities with the exception of Cardiothoracic, Plastic and Neurosurgery. The hospital serves a local population of 180,000 but is the base for a regional head and neck oncology service which has responsibility for a population of 550,000 and draws patients from Whanganui, Taranaki, and Hawke’s Bay.

The collegial relationships between departments are strong and consultation with other consultants is easy, either formally with multidisciplinary meetings or informally as required. There is an active postgraduate medical society and there are excellent clinical library facilities.

Our team actively encourage work life balance and the MidCentral Region is ideally situated for those who like to work, rest and play – beaches close by, ski fields and wineries just up the road, stunning scenery with loads of hiking tracks including Te Arapuke Mountain bike track. Our region also offers excellent schools and a local university.

If you are interested in making the move to MidCentral – check out our careers site. We have loads of information about the region, Palmerston North hospital and more.

For further information please contact Denella Statham, SMO Recruitment Specialist or 06 350 8849.

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Name: Anita Roberts

Position: SMO Recruitment Co-ord


Phone: (06) 350 8204